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Mass man drowns in Pemigewasset River

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WOODSTOCK, N.H. (AP) - A 19-year-old man has drowned while swimming with friends in the Pemigewasset River in Woodstock.

State police say the Dracut, Mass., man was with swimming with five other people when he jumped into an area of the water with swift currents and was overcome. Several people tried unsuccessfully to rescue him. It happened around 1:40 p.m. Sunday.

Members of the Woodstock Police Department located the victim in about 12 feet of water. Efforts to resuscitate him failed and he was declared dead.

Authorities are withholding the man's identity until his family is notified. An investigation is continuing.

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